Note From the Author

by Curt Allday

A Note from the Author:

i've only wanted
for the longest time to say
something that you would see
something that you would read
and see
with your mind the things
coming out of these fingertips

of how badly
i want you to connect with

my relentless metaphor and dreams
about how i want you to see into my heart

circling around
my pulsating atria
spreading their mouths,
parting like the Red Sea,
yearning more for sustenance,
more plasma,

how about you put down that magazine, man
how about


mix ours
let's meld as
one in expression
like music raging,
pulsating through
your rib cage
as you jump onto the stage
and move and move your face
your arms
your body

let's go ahead
right now
and see the importance
of every living thing
the people filling the halls
the person sitting right next to you
even now

these are some my feelings
lingering in my mind while i write
in detail and bizarre stories
about strange things
of no real significance

these are the points that are
bottled up in images
in description
in redundancy
and scattered thought

this is what i feel for this art
this is what i feel for you

open up and see

and move with me

to the


as we sway
as we play
old guitars and shuffle
onto the sand

like when i saw these two African men
play in their homeland spreading
an idea of what this world could be
if we could only believe in our dreams,
and share our experiences and sorrows

and so on and so forth

basically, it is there
where i still remain
basking in the reality,
in the courage to face
fears, adversity, challenges, and draw strength
from the well of the human spirit.

this is what i felt,

and so i now share it with you.

Thanks for reading-

Your Humble Author,

Curt Allday


Author's Note: http://galacticfog.blogspot.com

Posted on 09/20/2006
Copyright © 2022 Curt Allday

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 09/21/06 at 03:17 AM

"let's go ahead right now and see the importance of every living thing the people filling the halls the person sitting right next to you even now" Amen, and amen!!

Posted by Leslie Ann Eisenberg on 09/29/06 at 04:56 AM

so moving, this wish for connection. to share an experience with someone, such as a favorite band taking the stage, is an opportunity to create an indelible connection....and this is what we do when we write, we attempt to connect with others. at the very least, to communicate what is important to us, and hope someone else "gets it." at the very "most" they are moved by your art. beautiful. PK

Posted by Dave Fitzgerald on 06/16/09 at 10:45 AM

Congrats on POTD Curt!!!

Posted by Kristina Woodhill on 06/16/09 at 03:34 PM

Well, I see I loved this before and I'm delighted to see it as POTD!

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